Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of convoking.
  • noun A group of people convoked, especially the members of a college or university community who are assembled for a ceremony.
  • noun A clerical assembly of the Anglican Church similar to a synod but assembling only when called.
  • noun An assembly of the clergy and representative laity of a section of a diocese of the Episcopal Church.
  • noun The district represented at such an assembly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of calling together or assembling by summons.
  • noun An assembly.
  • noun [capitalized] An assembly of the clergy of the Church of England for the settlement of certain ecclesiastical affairs.
  • noun In the University of Cambridge, England, an assembly of the senate out of term time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of calling or assembling by summons.
  • noun An assembly or meeting.
  • noun (Ch. of Eng.) An assembly of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs.
  • noun (Oxf. University) An academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of calling or assembling by summons.
  • noun An assembly or meeting.
  • noun An assembly of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs.
  • noun An academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of convoking
  • noun a group gathered in response to a summons

Etymologies

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From Latin convocare ("to come together")

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